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Joyful Noise Choir

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Joyful Noise Choir is offered for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade on Wednesday Nights from 6:15-7:00. We have two break out choirs that meet together for the first part of the evening and then combine to practice together. K-1st Grade enjoys a marching band, musical games, stickers, prizes for attendance and (of course!) singing! This choir offers a great introduction to music for our younger kids in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.  2nd-5th Grade focuses on the fundamentals of music and offers a space for understanding the complexity of music, solo singing and a deep engagement with the musical selections.  The choirs are led by Lynn Kauffman and Alana Griffith.

Contact: Alana Griffith, alana@bellemeadeumc.org


The Belle Meade Choir

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

The Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 AM service and special services throughout the year. Our repertoire is broad, ranging from Renaissance to current-day composers. We rehearse vigorously, have fun consistently, and worship purposefully. We welcome you, whether you would like to join us long-term or for a shorter period of time. Note: strong music-reading is a plus, although not required; interested high school students are welcome. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 10:00 AM.

Contact: Nancy Reiser, nancy@bellemeadeumc.org 


children and youth

connect groups

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Youth for all grades 6-12 is from 6:15-7:00 p.m. We will have an Art Connect Group during the month of March and a Woodworking Connect Group during the month of April.

Contact: Rev. Kelli Hamilton, kelli@bellemeadeumc.org  


ADULT studies

Sanctuary

April 4 - 25
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Library

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In our busy lives, a time for quiet meditation is very important. Jesus said, “Come unto me , and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.On Wednesday nights in April we will set aside time in a quiet place to enjoy the sounds of silence as we draw near to God. You may want to write in your journal, read from an inspirational book, pray or just be alone with God. Join us on Wednesday evenings for “Sanctuary “ time lead by Rita J.Maggart. Each participant will be given a copy of Rita’s book “In the Growing Places” as a place to begin their quiet meditation.

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!

Meet Rita: Rita J Maggart an artist and photographer in Nashville Tennessee. Originally from Middle Tennessee, Rita is an artist, photographer and author-illustrator of her books. Her background in oil painting and floral design allow her to be a photographer with a painter’s eye in her fine art botanical photography. She has won awards at the International Digital Arts Show and the Central South Art Exhibit and shows her work in galleries and private homes. She leads Sanctuary time at The Next Door, a recovery community for women in Nashville.Rita has recently been featured in the Nashville Arts Magazine and her books include, “In the Growing Places” and a series of three gift books called, “Mama Says...” which are locally available at Parnassus and Logos Book Store.  Rita’s mission statement is “Always, always I must communicate and create.” 


The History of
Christianity, part 2

April 4 - 25
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lounge

In the Fall, Rev. Jim Hughes taught The History of Christianity Part 1. He will resume with Part 2 for four weeks, April 4 - April 25 from 6:00-7:00pm. The class will be an overview of the most important events in the history of our church. Participants will also learn the history of why we do certain things in worship today. Come and learn with us. No preparation or reading required. Contact Pastor Jim if you have any questions, jim@bellemeadeumc.org.

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!

Meet Jim.


Family Faith Play

April 4 - May 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 227

Family Faith Play, led by Rev. Gracie Dugan, will begin on Wednesday, April 4. This special 6 week class is for families of children birth-4 years and their caregivers/parents. During Family Faith Play we will engage the scripture together through games, music, conversation and play. This will be a great opportunity for parents to connect with their child in a deep way and to learn easy skills and tools to intentionally create opportunities for faith conversation at home. Whether your child is 3 months or 3 years, there are ways you can make faith conversation a part of your everyday interactions!  Join us to grow together with your child and have a blast while you do it! Contact Pastor Gracie if you have any questions, gracie@bellemeadeumc.org.

Meet Gracie.


Finding God in
the Unseen Universe

May 2
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

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credit: pinsdaddy.comYeshua Jesus Is Lord August 2011

On Wednesday, May 2, join us for a special presentation on theology and astrophysics. Natasha McMann, a graduate student in astrophysics at Fisk University, will discuss how astronomy has opened new windows into the cosmos, enabling us to see and perceive more about the universe than ever before. She will be joined by biblical scholar and theologian Brian Sigmon, who will discuss how these discoveries expand our understanding of God and our place in the world, and how they can shape our Christian faith by stretching our imagination. If you've ever looked up at the night sky and thought of God, you won't want to miss it!

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


The Potlikker Papers 

May 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

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The Potlikker Papers is a people’s history of the modern South, told through its food. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooking and restaurants in the civil rights movement, John T. Edge narrates the South’s journey from a hive of racism to a hotbed of American immigration. He looks at the Montgomery Bus Boycott and lunch counter sit-ins, the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970’s, the rise to prominence of Southern chefs and regional specialties in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and the resurgence of artisanal Southern food and contributions from immigrant cultures in the 2000’s. Along the way, Edge profiles extraordinary figures in Southern food, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Colonel Sanders, Mahalia Jackson, Edna Lewis, Paul Prudhomme, Craig Claiborne, and Sean Brock. 

On May 9, we will host a conversation and potluck open to the community on The Potlikker Papers. This idea is promoted by Nashville Reads, who aims to bring the community together through food and highlight the city’s history, cuisine, and people. Please plan to obtain a copy of Potlikker Papers and read it before May 9 if you would like to participate in this Potluck Book Study. You may purchase the book at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or check it out through your local library.

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


OPen bible study

Ongoing
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 216

We are a group of men who have been meeting for years, but always welcome new people! We pick a book of the Bible and study it together. We will be studying Ephesians this Spring. Bring a Bible; no additional books required. 

Contact: Bruce Kauffman, bkauffma@utk.edu.

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


Knitting

Ongoing
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 125

We gather after Wednesday Night Dinner to knit and crochet various items: prayer shawls, baby blankets and hats/scarves for Room in the Inn. We love to create a gift that provides warmth and strength to our congregation in a time of need or a time of joy.  What a blessing for everyone, those receiving and those creating. Bring your own materials and join us! 

Contact: Carol Cartwright, shoshocarol@comcast.net or Marsha Arnold, marshaod@gmail.com

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


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